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The Hocon Blog

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New Year, New Fuel: What the Latest ULSHO Changes Mean for You

It was a change that happened without a lot of fanfare here in Connecticut last summer, but one that will have a significant impact on the environment – and on your wallet – this winter and beyond.

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New Year, New Home: Home Efficiency and Comfort Resolutions for 2019

The New Year is here, and with it come this year’s resolutions. Why not make a few that will make your Connecticut home life easier, safer, and more comfortable?

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Should I Replace My Water Heater?

Your water heater works hard behind the scenes in your Connecticut home to provide hot water for all your appliances and taps. But like any machine, a water heater won’t last forever.

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Happy Holidays from Hocon Gas!

The holiday season is once again upon us – and with it comes another opportunity to thank you for being a Hocon Gas customer.

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Avoiding Heating Fuel Runouts

Running out of heating oil or propane in the dead of winter is no fun – but sudden shift in weather here or an over-busy schedule there and you could easily find yourself in a no heat emergency.

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Cold Weather Propane Safety Tips for Your Connecticut Home

Propane is one of the best ways to keep you warm and safe when temperatures drop here in CT – but as with any fuel, you have to know what to do if the unexpected happens.

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12 Ways to Improve Home Energy Efficiency This Winter

Well, winter arrived ahead of schedule last week, with record or near-record Thanksgiving Day temperatures dotting the map across our Connecticut service area. And as any homeowner knows, when the mercury drops, heating bills will inevitably rise.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from Our Family to Yours!

Thanksgiving is a time for gratitude – and there is nothing we are more grateful for than loyal customers like you.

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Winter Maintenance Checklist

Fall is finally – well, falling, here in Connecticut, which means that – like it or not – it’s time to prepare for winter.

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Should I Repair or Replace My Propane Gas Furnace?

Deciding whether to repair or replace your furnace is a question most people will have to answer at some point in their home-owning lives.